When not writing, Mara enjoys reading, hiking, baking cupcakes and playing Ultimate Frisbee. She is based in Richmond, London. MY FIRST FAIRY TALES are her first books for Little Tiger Press. Loretta has illustrated a number of picture books and fiction titles for younger children. She has always loved drawing and is never happier than when she's making something. Loretta lives in London, England, with her archaeologist husband and her hamster studio buddy, Nanook, who assists with the creative process by staring really hard at her until she gives him a treat.